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Join a world-renowned plant science research program with a history of groundbreaking discoveries.
September 21, 2023
Join a community of over 200 plant science faculty, embracing collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to foundational and applied research. Become a part of a renowned legacy, spanning decades of pioneering contributions to plant science research. 
Graphic linking the TOR complex and root growth
September 6, 2023
Research conducted by Sue Rhee and Hatem Rouached was given a news spotlight by CBS Detroit meteorologist Karen Carter. Their work seeks to increase plant resilience to phosphorus deficiency—a crucial breakthrough as world phosphorus levels continue to decrease in the face of widespread agricultural uses. 
Photo of graduate student MacKenzie Jacobs.
September 1, 2023
BMB and MPS graduate student MacKenzie Jacobs writes about her experience in Switzerland in summer 2023, attending Polyploid Summer School at the University of Fribourg.
Attendees of 2023's PSNA meeting at Michigan State pose for a group photo.
August 16, 2023
Over 120 researchers visited MSU's campus for the 62nd annual meeting of the PSNA—a leading gathering of plant chemical diversity community and scholarship.
Outside of BMB building with flowers.
August 15, 2023
Five Molecular Plant Science students—including three from BMB—were recently accepted into the Plant Biotechnology for Health and Sustainability (PBHS) Graduate Training Program. 
Photo of MSU Biochemistry building
August 7, 2023
Current BMB graduate students share a bit about themselves and their research.
An MSU undergraduate answers a question in a campus lecture hall. Credit: Harley Seeley.
July 19, 2023
MSU science education researchers Kevin Haudek, Melanie Cooper, and Rachel Henderson have received a $700,000 National Science Foundation grant to study the role of Mathematical Sensemaking in Science (MaSS) in undergraduate STEM courses. This collaborative project will develop new assessments to elicit mathematical thinking from biology, chemistry, and physics students. Research results will deepen our understanding of the role of mathematics in undergraduate science education.
Headshot of MSU researcher Jin He, BMB.
June 15, 2023
MSU researcher Jin He recieves NIH grant to further study connections between ASH1L gene and autism spectrum disorder.
Michigan State researchers connect over coral
June 14, 2023
MSU biochemist Robert Quinn has spent years studying the biochemistry of coral bleaching, a heat-induced response to stress causing it to turn white. Bleaching is damaging to reefs and is expected to increase due to climate change. While Quinn has discovered unique betaine lipids in coral that are markers of resistance to coral bleaching, very little is known about them. During a literature review of these lipids, Quinn discovered that MSU colleague, Christoph Benning, had written on the subject. This connection led to the two scientists teaming up on a $1.9 million NSF grant to study the role that betaine lipids play in coral bleaching.
Headshot of Seun Ogunwobi
May 15, 2023
Internationally renowned cancer researcher Olorunseun “Seun” Ogunwobi will join Michigan State University on Aug. 16 as chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB), which is affiliated with the College of Natural Science, the College of Human Medicine and the College of Osteopathic Medicine. He will also serve as co-director of the forthcoming Center for Cancer Health Equity Research at MSU.